Strategies for Community Health Welcome to NURS 441/ 442

Orientation Schedule

  • What is community health nursing?
  • Why are we here?
  • Who are you? Who am I?
  • Devotion-- Christ alone. . .
  • Course/clinical overview

What is community health?

YOUR course to OWN. . .

Why are we here?

Public Health Baccalaureate Competencies

  • Essential I- Skills to understand and promote health
  • Essential II- Organizational and systems leadership for quality care and patient safety
  • Essential III- Scholarship for EBP
  • Essential IV- Information management and application of patient care technology
  • Essential V- Health care policy, finance, and regulatory environments
  • Essential VI- Interprofessional communication and collaboration for improving patient outcomes
  • Essential VII- Clinical prevention and population health for optimizing health
  • Essential VIII- Professionalism and professional values
  • Essential IX- Generalist in practice

Who are you? Who am I?

About me. . .or should I say, “about Him”? In 1996 I had a personal calling to the profession of nursing, with an ailing father and the first in my family to pursue collegiate studies the Lord led me to become a nurse. After graduating Lynchburg College, my personal calling turned into a spiritual one; as my early career involved caring for an ailing mother-in-law with cancer and dealing with her untimely death. I knew after that experience that God had great plans for me—He is true to His word. My professional career has morphed in to a passion over the last 17 years. I have had the opportunity to serve in many areas of nursing from pediatrics to cardiology. I have worn many hats in my career journey as office nurse, international travel coordinator, immunization program leader, educator, and mentor. However, no other area of nursing interests me more than community/public/population health. Why? Because I can do EVERYTHING- from education to public relations. I teach residentially and online for Liberty. Most recently, I have assisted with the launch of a community disease management clinic for heart failure patients in Central Virginia and was recently appointed Assistant Division Nursing Leader for the American Red Cross. I am married to my high school sweetheart and am a proud mommy of four- Lucas 11, Lainey 9, Lauryn 7, and Liza 4. YES—there is lots going on in the Woody household these days. AND one on the way-- ANY DAY!! I enjoy spending time with my family, evening nap-time and serving a risen Savior. I completed my doctoral studies last July; so I know what you are feeling! My name has been defined in the scripture through Romans 12:11 “Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.” I could not have said it better myself. . . I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm with you in your professional quest and more importantly in your spiritual growth-- my favorite past-time is to “train champions for Christ”!

Devotion-Christ ALONE. . .

Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.

2 Corinthians 3:5 NIV

Cornerstone. . . Is HE yours?

Course/clinical overview

Every nurse is a . . .

Are you ready to be?


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